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Poster: John Mark Ockerbloom Date: Apr 13, 2012 10:26am
Forum: texts Subject: Victoria histories misdated, many still in copyright

It looks like a lot of the scanned "Victoria History" volumes of various counties in England are dated using the date in the first volume for any given county, even when the later volumes in the county series are published much later.

This means that a number of post-1922 volumes are represented as having been published before 1923, and as in the public domain. In fact, they're likely to still be under copyright, due to GATT restoration (as it looks like they were first published in the UK, and not published here in the US for some time after.)

Can someone re-check these, fix dates, and pull off open access volumes still subject to copyright?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgarthus1 Date: Apr 17, 2012 7:46am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Victoria histories misdated, many still in copyright

John,

William page died in 1934, his work should have been in the public domain after 1984, the 1988 law extended the term to 70 years after the author's death; which by my count is 2004. All of the editions should be in the Public Domain. I seriously doubt Page will show up to contest their posting in the Internet Archive. I would leave these materials up unless someone comes forth with a valid claim which would require them being removed. According to current GATT agreement, after 2004 all of these are in the Public Domain.

Gerry

Gerry

This post was modified by garthus1 on 2012-04-17 14:46:15

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